Meet Shade

Author. Teacher. speaker. mentor.

Shadé is an author, speaker, coach and international philanthropist. She graduated from Columbia University and earned her Masters in Public Health from Tulane University. She did five years of research on the difference between girls who grow up with and without their fathers, interviewing hundreds of women ages 18-75. She gained a profound understanding of the different ways women are wounded by their fathers and then go on to live as if those wounds are the truth. Shadé  wrote a book called In Search of My Father about how healing her relationship with her father set her free to experience healthy love and wealth. She toured the country for four years keynote speaking at conferences, high schools and colleges so she could get her arms around as many women as she could and tell them that they are worthy of love. This is her life's devotion: to bring an end to the unnecessary suffering caused by unworthiness. 

Shadé  is an active philanthropist and has raised half a million dollars for her nonprofit, Kids International, in hopes of making a difference in the lives of orphaned children around the world. Shade was honored by Congress for her work and is a Goodwill Ambassador to The Gambia in West Africa. In her spare time, Shadé  loves to read, talk about health and wellness, teach and practice yoga, and travel; she's been to every continent except Antartica.

Shadé currently lives in Hawaii where she spends most days hiking with Savannah strapped to her back and helping women get free. 

Connect with Shadé  at and Instagram: @shade.ashani.

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